Lucky Dip Book Bags
COVID-19 Update: Throughout the pandemic we have been providing “We Collect, You Select” Book Bundles and Lucky Dip Picture Book Packs for customers. Due to the third lockdown, we can only offer these services if you phone or email us in advance to reserve a pack with your Library Card number. We can then put it aside for you to collect.
Children and families can collect pre-selected “Lucky Dip” packs of books from Newquay Library & Information Service for those who do not wish to browse the Library at this time. Pre-selected “Lucky Dip” packs of 6 picture books suitable for younger children are available to collect from the Library – no pre-reservation or browsing required! You can also request a more tailored pack of books for your child. Just email us at Newquay.library@LISCornwall.org.uk with your name, the name & age of the child, and the Library card number to be used. Please note: The pack should be available on the next Library open day after the request and will be held for 1 week. Do let the Library know if your child has any reading preferences. Staff will carefully prepare packs of children’s picture books, children’s non-fiction and children’s fiction. Please note, books in the packs will have been quarantined for 72 hours following their return from any previous borrowers but will have been handled by staff using appropriate health & safety measures in order to assemble the packs. Packs will be available whilst stocks last.
We Collect, You Select! Book Bundles
Customers can request a set of 6 “Ready Reads” which will be carefully selected by staff, issued to your account, and made available to collect from the Newquay Library foyer. All you have to do is tell the Library your reading preferences and they will do the rest! The staff will let you know when your “Ready Reads” can be picked up, which will usually be the next working day after your request.
Let Newquay Library know which of the following genres you enjoy:
- Crime/ Thriller
- Historical Fiction
- Women’s Fiction
- Fantasy/ Science Fiction
- Young Adult
- Graphic Novels
- Non-Fiction (please specify area of interest)
Please give any other relevant information, such as if you need large print or audio editions, or even favourite authors. The Library staff will do their best to avoid issuing books you have borrowed before. Please email your preferences to: Newquay.library@LIScornwall.org.uk. For those without internet access, you can also phone 0300 1234 111 (Mon – Fri) and ask to speak to Newquay Library. Alternatively, there are paper request forms available in the Library foyer which can be taken away to be completed and returned (a form can also be downloaded from www.newquaycouncil.uk). If you would like a specific book, you can still use the online reservation service available at: www.cornwall.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries